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H.R.411: Fort McClellan Health Registry Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Paul Tonko, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 84 (63 Democrats, 21 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Fort McClellan Health Registry Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish and maintain a special record to be known as the Fort McClellan Health Registry containing the name of each individual who, while serving in the Armed Forces, was stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama, during the period beginning on January 1, 1935, and ending on May 20, 1999, and who: (1) applies for care or services from the VA; (2) files a claim for compensation on the basis of any disability which may be associated with such service; (3) dies and is survived by a spouse, child, or parent who files a claim for dependency and indemnity compensation on the basis of such service; (4) requests a health examination from the VA; or (5) receives such health examination and requests inclusion in the Registry. Requires the Secretary, upon request, to provide such health examination, as well as consultation and counseling with respect to examination results.

Directs the Secretary to: ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.